Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Passion and fame collide in YouTube’s new series,”Step Up: High Water” It airs beginning January 31 and is based on the popular “STEP UP” film franchise.

Welcome to Atlanta, home of High Water— the city’s most cutthroat performing arts school. When twins Tal (Petrice Jones) and Janelle (Lauryn McClain) relocate from Ohio, they find themselves thrust into a world where every move is a test. As they attempt to navigate their new world— on and off the dance floor— they’ll discover just how deep they’re willing to dig to realize their dreams and seize their moment.

Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo plays legendary High Water Performing Arts School founder, Sage Odom while Naya Rivera stars as a former dancer turned High Water administrator. Rounding out the cast is Faizon Love as Tal and Janelle’s Uncle Al and Marcus Mitchell as Dondra. Also look for appearances from CAU alum Terayle Hill and ATL’s own Kendrick Cross.

Acclaimed filmmaker Rob Hardy and dance icon Debbie Allen are directing some the series’ episodes while Channing Tatum serves as one of the show’s executive producers.

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